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egyptians head to the polls to say yes or no to a new constitution that's already triggered fears the country is turning into an islamic dictatorship causing weeks of deadly protests. an elementary school in northeastern us becomes a slaughterhouse as a gunman targets children reigniting the debate over lax arms control. hundreds gather in the center of moscow to mark a year since some of the biggest protests in recent russian history already several people arrested over this authorized. for the first time the european court describes the cia treatment of terror suspects as torture siding with a german who mistakenly fell victim to the agency's interrogation techniques.
a very warm welcome to you from all of us here at the moscow. egyptians are voting on the new draft constitution that split the country and sparked a week so violent anti president protests the referendum is seen as a decisive moment that will show which way the majority of egyptians are leaning towards the ruling islamists all the liberal opposition a cairo press reporter bel true is following the fight. after three weeks of political turmoil that seen mass rallies against the president bloody scenes in the streets of egypt's major come cities overnight the minute she apparently beat up security at the polling stations for people to come and vote they of course have
been called in by the president to secure the nation during this time of political unrest and the referendum we expect out hundreds of thousands of police officers and soldiers in the streets today ensuring that the scenes are calm this comes after violent scenes yesterday on friday in alexandria egypt second city which saw clashes between rival protest groups there is of course the constitution those against it including groups wielding machetes. and with around about one thousand injured and possible dad who we haven't had confirmed yet this of course follows several weeks worth of bile and seats in the streets of cairo the referendum is actually being held across two days is there not a sufficient number of judges to supervise the process this the opposition forces say is a major problem and could open up the referendum to vote rigging in addition civil society groups here questioning how that is possible for them to observe the
elections to for electoral fraud since the head of the constituent assembly who drafted the constitution is also the head of the national human rights council he will be overseeing the observation all the polling stations the constitution itself is a major point of contention also the opposition forces they have said that it is written by islamist dominated constituent assembly these somebody when this mass will cross by liberal leftist and church and therefore it will only enforce a religious state it also they said would impose a presidential dictatorship and the key rights and freedoms of expression so this constitution they say should be rewritten the constituent assembly should be reforged so have to see. the results of the referendum the feature of egypt's already the incidents of violence are accompanying the voting in egypt as a bell true reports on twitter she's saying at least four people have been injured in four different cities across the country since the beginning of the constitutional referendum and you can see right here you can stay up to date on an
hourly basis the latest updates of me are under school. and a must violations during the egyptian voting already being reported this coupled with a lack of unity among the opposition likely to result in the referendum not reflecting the people's will that's according to journalist a middle east analyst. morsi is not showing any signs of flexibility he's not showing any signs of building consensus he is shown to be a very stubborn person regardless of the outcome of the referendum the scene in egypt right now it's an indicative that there is going to be a mass scale. playing with the results there is already reports about money and sustenance is being given to poor people to encourage them to go out and
vote favorably with yes for the constitution and on the other side the egyptians are still divided into different groups and the mobilization of the voters are not going as it should have been going so it's not really representative of the nations win or of the consensus that should have been existing he watching r.t. thanks for joining us today nato countries that are applying more than a thousand troops to man patriot batteries along turkey's border with syria but later on the program we look at it will be benefiting from putting western forces near the front lines of syria's escalating civil conflict. for now twenty six people being gunned down twenty of them children in a u.s. elementary school in connecticut a brutal massacre ended only when the killer turned the gun on himself for the
latest on the story now to our guy in a chicken. there's still lots of questions as to what happened at that elementary school in connecticut the shooter has been identified at this point it was adam lanza twenty year old who went into his mother's kindergarten class she was a teacher at that school and wiped out the entire class twenty children were killed in the carnage eighteen children died at the scene two at the hospital those were five year olds six year old small children the shooter also targeted and killed six adults and unless his mother the teacher was also found dead in her home near the school the suspected three is the suspected shooter had three guns on him as he went into the school two handguns and one semiautomatic weapon all reportedly registered to adam lanza's mother a witness said there must have been one hundred rounds fired after killing all these people at unless they reportedly shot himself there has been a number of horrifying shootings at schools in the u.s.
in the past but never has there been a rampage that killed this many small children in two thousand and seven a student killed thirty two people at virginia tech we of course remember the columbine massacre in colorado where two students shot and killed thirteen people and injured twenty four but the children killed in connecticut were very very young we heard president obama delivered tearful speech this friday but nevertheless the white house has pretty much dodged questions on its gun policy and those are questions on many people's minds right now but the president did say it's time to take meaningful action to prevent mess occurs like this from happening again but what action he did not specify is the fact of the matter is that getting a gun is fairly easy in the u.s. adam lanza's mother apparently had no problem purchasing and registering story guns one of them a semi automatic weapon and it's a powerful deadly weapon one of the policy goals of president obama was a ban on assault weapons but is thought to be
a losing proposition for any politician in the u.s. to. really seriously consider seriously take on the issue of attempts to regulate guns inevitably hit a wall and that wall is the second amendment the right of the people to bear arms some states here do have controls over gun possession but again very limited controls the state of illinois for example used to have a ban on concealed weapons but this week a federal court ruling struck down the country's last such poor vision as unconstitutional and ordered the state to craft a law allowing it so much for gun control in the us the state of wisconsin tossed out its ban on concealed weapons last year and it seems there is no way of arguing against the amendment even despite these absolutely horrifying and recurring incidents. reporting the latest tragedy has reopened the debate on what many see as weak gun control laws in america else's lives while went to the white house to see
an anti guns rally. many people are taking their concerns to the front of the white house as you can see about one hundred people are gathered here holding signs holding sandals trying to make their voices heard saying that now is the time to talk about gun control and the u.s. we spoke to some of the protesters here's what they had to say today we saw a roomful of kindergartners slaughtered by a guy who never should have gotten a gun. if our president can't talk about it the issue now as a father of two daughters young daughters i think it's time for him for a gut check in it's there's no more and no more excuses anymore this should not have happened we should have measures in place before this to prevent people from accessing who are not fit to hold them also in my opinion i don't think something that is military grade as an assault rifle i don't think that should be in the hands of anybody it's not a toy and we can't keep our teachers in our children and our school administrators
safe and very day we can't keep people who are walking down the street safe then that should be changed and to resign ourselves to the saying that this is a problem that has a solution is defeatist and we should we should take this on and change what we did hear from press secretary jay carney earlier this morning he said today is not the day to be talking about gun control we also heard a very emotional speech from president obama sending his condolences to the victims to the family is in newtown connecticut he did not talk about the issue of guns or gun control but protesters here say if today is not the day in the wake of this very tragic mass shooting they don't know when that time. and washington are to. you can logon to our website live updates on this story you'll also find the full timeline of the tragic events. now here in moscow several hundred people have been walking
a year since some of the biggest antigovernment protests in russia's recent history . a number of arrested for taking part in a rally that was authorized. did not sanction any rallies to be held in this place saying that there is usually heavy traffic in this area and gatherings because some additional problems they did hold long negotiations with the opposition before proposing other route fields to reach an agreement as a result today several hundred people gathered in central moscow to mark one year since the start of. the. arrests including those of opposition leaders. they say that they were detained unlawfully since they claim that all the people who gathered here this saturday are not taking part in any rally they are just outside for a walk but all in all what's happening here today is really of no comparison to what we've seen a year ago last december when truly tens of thousands of people took to the streets
while here we're talking just about a few hundred. from central tough economic times in the united kingdom taking the british. food prices in the u.k. forcing many to say no. go back to church and to read the bible and to find faith and to remember what the holiday is supposed to be for i just think people shouldn't think that every year has to be the best christmas ever . squishes people in the big apple. christmas has lost something of its traditional and much more.
art. it was arrested for putting up posters critical of drone usage all over new york city the poster show a menacing drone shooting a missile at innocent children with the words drones protection when you least expect it written at the bottom these posters definitely reflect a lot of americans fears that a big brother skynet will completely eliminate the very concept of privacy and free speech so to prove that americans live in a free country without any government spying the n.y.p.d. hunted down the anonymous artist and arrested him for expressing himself having arrested him at his residence they charged him with fifty six counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument grand larceny possession of stolen property and weapons possession for having a deadly terrorist weapon and unloaded twenty two caliber pistol although being in jail won't be pleasant perhaps arzt s m a t actually in the end it got what he wanted he proved to the world that big brother surveilled him and arrested him all
six fifteen pm here moscow time this is r.t. for the us germany and the netherlands are deploying patriot missiles along with around twelve hundred troops on turkey's border with syria and nato claims the move will protect ankara from a possible strike by its neighbor or their critics a conflict on syria is unlikely to attack an alliance member artie's arena now looking at why turkey is so weak or to defend itself from what was a friend. he may have treated his command bridge for an apartment in his down bowl but retired admiral turner courier turk still keeps tabs on his country's foreign policy and he doesn't like what he sees like many turkish beetroots the admiral believes his country is second feis in commonsense and domestic concerns from
western interests. turkey is looking at the middle east through america's eyes for a purely turkish perspective for example with syria turkey claims it wants to see democracy in syria but look who it's working with saudi arabia qatar and their democratic credit is one thing. forget the zero problems with neighbor's rule which in chorale has prided itself on for many decades critics now see turkey as dancing to one nation's. place. kill people but that does not suffice. which. because you are. treating. people internalise us policy. represented in the concrete. this is very tricky comes in graphically and culturally it's
a great base camp for the likes of the us and nato to take a foothold in their anti acid emissions it was just two years ago that turkey was calling bashar lost a brother and voting against sanctions on iran its relatively recent change of heart however may not have everything to do with turkey's desire to appease the west and may indeed be part of a plan by turkish officials to become a regional if not call both major players. optimum drink. but it was someone who used to go. through and stop in. syria was part of the land but now syria is a member of united nations. and independent state. turkey has any rights. to intervene yet turkish officials seem to skirt the issue of their
internal problems and instead turn their attention elsewhere in syria the case in point but the likes of retired admiral believe the turkish. one should its present commanders continue on their prudent course it didn't go. causality is coming here live from moscow the question is do you still think it's you watching the t.v. and not the other way around that's what i see company has now revealed the technology used to make the t.v. spy on its owners using a built in camera but give us details sooner or later that ought to dot com. also online a new expense for chinese parents as the country's kindergartens introduce a fee if indeed they want stuff to hug the children.
twenty minutes past the hour here in the russian capital cia agents illegally abducted a german citizen in sort of eyes to beat him up these are the findings of the european court of human rights in its first ever ruling that the cia is guilty of torture the court found in favor of a man who had failed for years to get legal acknowledgement in the u.s. and europe of what actually happened to him khalid al masri says he was kidnapped in two thousand and three and abused after being mistaken for a terrorism suspect now the u.s. is now being pursued for an apology and compensation but author and historian doug valentine believes that song likely to have. but as the cia operates above the law
. no cia officer ever will be will ever. prison or prison term even in the united states of convicted of a crime these people are simply above the law the only thing that the cia does is to conduct illegal activities which is why it's above the law it's businesses doing things that are illegal so the fact that it's. america or any place of do illegal things that simply a corporation of what it does this you know is not appropriate all of. those things without prior authorization from congress the president's national security officers everything that. is a policy. ok let's get into it here on r t the world update now some other global headlines for you in brief starting with a powerful cyclone evan now approaching the islands of fiji it's already devastated
parts of samoa leaving at least four dead and eight injured the cyclon is expected to make landfall on sunday night already fiji's interim prime minister has warned the entire country will be affected. it's been announced the computer hacker gary mckinnon will face no charges in the u.k. the forty six year old waged a decade long struggle to avoid trial for one of the largest ever breaches of u.s. military security shortly after the attacks of nine eleven and mckinnon managed to hack into the top secret systems of both the pentagon and nasa prosecutors said there was little chance of a conviction earlier this year his extradition to the u.s. was finally blocked. many britons are preparing for a scant christmas dinner with soaring food prices forcing people to ditch many holiday delicacies and the cost of food is up by a third in just five years leaving many families with slim pickings. investigates.
do you look at what you're putting in your shopping basket health conscious customers might want to stock up on their fruit and vege but what if that's getting too expensive for families in the u.k. the cost of their weekly shop has gone up by over a third over the past five years and it's set to get more expensive still among the healthier fresh meat so you can find chicken breasts for five ninety nine per kilogram and you've got your frozen process dennis retailing at one twenty nine in some cases now if you're a struggling household with lots of mouths to feed it's a no brainer britain is now in the midst of a nutritional recession to go hand in hand with the financial one. children in the u.k. are growing without a daily healthy meal now the coalition government provides free free to schools and they supplement those on the lower income but it looks like the cheap meal deals are often more appealing than the government health warnings health campaign to say
it's time for the government to set of a new plan to get britain struggling households to acquire not just the taste but also the means for a healthier diet of course one of the. measures could cause misery for the far away from those problems doing themselves with. reveal later today. has america got it in for british banks here that is britain who is played poodle to like the al capone of the global financial and military industrial complex system and now al capone's turning on them when they're all sought but al capone in this case the u.s. regulators they want you know the u.k. to basically hire their cousin vinny h.s.b.c. for example has hired two former senior u.s. treasury officials to run is legal in compliance department these u.k. backers are going to find the wake up of the ball their skull hanging from friers bridge like roberta calvary eighteen solo british banker hanging from friars branch
from the back you deserve. our skies are a bit later here on out for now though there is just over a week until christmas and for many that means the excitement of what's waiting under the tree but while the shopping industry is ready to satisfy every wish resident new yorker asks locals if the festive spirit is turning into a shopaholic fantasy. why have the holidays become such hellish days this week let's talk about that it's a commercial thing now everyone son to spend money it's not about what it really should be about how did that happen is it the media telling us to buy buy buy les absolutely it's everyone with their sales and absolutely i live on what people buy
you know and i'm an independent sales rep so i depend on it so you're happy with this christmas i'm happy with this christmas i sell luxury goods as long as people keep buying it that i have a holiday that's it a way to stop that would be to go back to church to read the bible and to find faith and to remember what the holiday is supposed to be for what about people of other religions and it is there anything for them i said i said to find religion. is there saving for them i believe in christianity but i think it's important that whether it's christiane to be or not that you have morals and values based on religious faith do you think there's a war and christmas oh i don't think there's a war on christmas i just think people shouldn't think that every year has to be the best christmas ever is that what we do we set our expectations too high think we do i think that we should just enjoy it that each year should be a nice christmas with a couple of presents maybe full of press that's right along with the feeling of
safety in community with holidays holidays also remind people believe or not that's just my opinion holidays remind people of their own mortality that we're not going to be around here very much longer and our lives are very short. because we tend to remember the people who have gone on the holidays as well and that's why we p.c. the holidays we just want to feel safe we want to feel like i'm extending my time here a little bit more and i want you to believe what i believe yes and maybe as someone others someone else's believes makes us feel better and that's exactly what we're taking a chill doses of approaching this fiscal cliff is not as much about. you are bring this year as all the rest of our fifty nine years. are going to be a little bit different how you can do it differently. i this is going to be your phrase book. is what some people merry christmas then call another day like whether or not the world has lost its holiday spirit the bottom line is it wouldn't hurt any of us to take a look inside to find our own private reason to celebrate this the.
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